Sellafield

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Sellafield

the site of an atomic power station and nuclear reprocessing plant in NW England, in W Cumbria
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Paul Monk gave the Wearside outfit the lead on 25 minutes as his cross-shot floated over Windscale goalkeeper James Dolan and landed in the net.
The Wearside League club enjoyed one of the best wins in their history in midweek when they defeated Whitby Town 1-0 in the North Riding Senior Cup, and on Saturday they advanced into the third round stage of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup with a comfortable 6-1 win over Windscale.
INevertheless, the blaze, which broke out on October 10 at the Windscale facility - now Sellafield - on the northwest coast of England remains the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain's history.
The 1957 Windscale fire also reportedly resulted in people suffering significant long-term health effects.
The Sellafield plant formerly known as Windscale was established to convert waste into friendly glass marbles.
The potential danger of that energy was demonstrated in 1957 by the world's third-worst nuclear accident, the Windscale fire in Sellafield, England.
Then in 1957 he, his wife and baby daughter Lynn were all exposed to radioactive fallout when a fire at the Windscale nuclear plant showered the area with fallout.
Sellafield - or Windscale as I prefer to call it - has been pumping radioactive waste into the Irish Sea for years.
Sellafield, once known more poetically as Windscale, does leak radioactive waste into the Irish Sea, and has acknowledged (accidental, one supposes) emissions of radioactivity into the atmosphere.
Stokesley SC are second from bottom, but go into their home game at Annfield Plain knowing a win could see them leapfrog Windscale and Coxhoe Athletic into 15th place.
Windscale made it two consecutive league wins by beating fellow strugglers Stokesley SC 4-3.